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Arthurian and Courtly Cultures

Hollywood Knights

Arthurian Cinema and the Politics of Nostalgia

Authors: Aronstein, S.

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Hollywood Knights examines Hollywood Arthuriana as political nostalgia offered to American viewers during times of cultural crisis: the red scare of the 1950s, the breakdown of traditional authority in the 1960s and 1970s, the turn to the right in the 1980s and the redemption of masculine and national authority in the 1990s. Its analysis of these films explores their proposal of an ideal past - an Americanized Camelot and a democratized chivalry - as the solution to the problems of a troubled present, a solution that will ensure prosperity in the homeland and a globally beneficial American authority abroad.

About the authors

Susan Aronstein is Professor of English at the University of Wyoming, USA.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Aronstein, Susan

    Pages 1-9

  • Back to the Future: The Birth of Modern Medievalism in England and America

    Aronstein, Susan

    Pages 11-27

  • The Birth of Camelot: The Literary Origins of the Hollywood Arthuriana

    Aronstein, Susan

    Pages 29-54

  • The Knights of the Round Table: Camelot in Hollywood

    Aronstein, Susan

    Pages 55-77

  • “Once There Was a Spot”: Camelot and the Crisis of the 1960s

    Aronstein, Susan

    Pages 79-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hollywood Knights
Book Subtitle
Arthurian Cinema and the Politics of Nostalgia
Authors
Series Title
Arthurian and Courtly Cultures
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-12400-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-12400-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6649-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 264
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